Coffee sits in the background of some of the most important moments in our lives: the first time we told new friends wed like to get to know them better, a second date, a business meeting, a passion project completed, a time we caught up with long-lost loved ones after years apart. More than anything else, coffee is tied to a sense of place and a sense of community.
Drift is about coffee, the people who drink it, and the cities they inhabit. Our collection of writers and photographers, alongside coffee shop owners, baristas, streetcart vendors, and patrons, capture a glimpse of what its like to drink coffee in a city at the time the magazine is printed. Each issue highlights a different city.
Its about wandering the streets aimlessly, cup of coffee in hand, and learning more about what a place has to offer, whether youve been there for 25 minutes or 25 years. Coffee helps us chart the geography of our cities. Its about seeing those cities with fresh eyes, as visitors or long-time residents, and trying to understand what makes them tick.
In this issue:
This issue contains stories about Mexico City, its coffee, and the people who drink it. For our sixth issue, we hear from dozens of locals, shop owners, roasters, patrons, entrepreneurs, writers, and photographers about what it’s like to drink coffee in Mexico City. One of the largest and most populous cities in the world, Mexico City is one of the most compelling places to drink coffee right now. This sprawling, frenetic city has easy access to Mexico’s coffee plantations. But only recently has that coffee made it into the capital’s cafes. While specialty cafe owners are embracing this resource, a new generation of coffee-drinkers are reshaping the city’s neighborhoods at a rapid clip. And both are finding a new coffee-drinking identity that continues Mexico’s long history of coffee-growing and drinking traditions.
Drift, Mexico City guides us from China to New York, from the Aztecs to the future, as we take a magnifying glass to what makes Mexico City’s coffee scene tick.
Drift: Mexico City includes:
- An in-depth look at the coffee co-op economy;
- A photo glossary of essential Mexican pastries;
- An essay about how the Chinese immigrants in Mexico City have influenced one of the city’s most important cafes;
- A story about a female motorcycle gang;
- An in-depth look at the disease ravaging plantations across the country;
- A photo series dedicated to Mexico City residents waiting for their morning cups;
- An interview with artists approaching the coffee industry through design;
- And more…
DETAILS 160 pages, offset-printed and perfect bound, full color on uncoated paper. Carbon neutral printing. No ads.